The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hampshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 91 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 21 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.01% 1.11% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.53% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 7
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £300 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £350 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -17.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1448 1242 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 69.75% 72.80% 68.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 767 609
Average daily rate £363 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 76 117
Average hourly rate £44.25 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.14% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Hampshire region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Hampshire region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -4 7 £228 -32.49%
Basingstoke - - - -
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing.

1 18 (56.25%) LoadRunner
2 17 (53.13%) HP
3 14 (43.75%) Oracle
3 14 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
4 13 (40.63%) .NET
5 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 12 (37.50%) JSP
5 12 (37.50%) UNIX
5 12 (37.50%) Windows
5 12 (37.50%) HTML
5 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 12 (37.50%) HTTPS
5 12 (37.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 12 (37.50%) HTTP
5 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 12 (37.50%) DNS
5 12 (37.50%) Windows 2000
5 12 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 12 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
6 11 (34.38%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (31.25%) Test Strategy
8 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
9 7 (21.88%) Load Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) Apache
Business Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) HTTPS
1 12 (37.50%) HTTP
1 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 12 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Big Data
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) LoadRunner
2 12 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (12.50%) Selenium
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) Hudson
5 1 (3.13%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (3.13%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Tester
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Performance Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Performance Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Test Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Test Leader
6 3 (9.38%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
7 2 (6.25%) Test Coordinator
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) .NET
2 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 12 (37.50%) JSP
2 12 (37.50%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Wiki
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) UNIX
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
1 12 (37.50%) Windows 2000
1 12 (37.50%) Windows XP
1 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
1 12 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 10 (31.25%) Test Strategy
3 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
4 7 (21.88%) Load Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Web Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) ERP
8 2 (6.25%) System Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) C#
4 4 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (9.38%) C
6 2 (6.25%) C++
6 2 (6.25%) VB
6 2 (6.25%) PHP
7 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) ISEB
4 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (37.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) HP
2 14 (43.75%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) SAP